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Latin America cuts Europe travel links over virus fears

first_img“This decision has been taken regionally, so there will be no flights to our continent from Europe,” Edgar Melgarejo, president of Paraguay’s National Directorate of Civil Aeronautics, told reporters.The Peruvian government also suspended flights from Asia.Latin America’s biggest airline, the Chilean-Brazilian carrier Latam, said it was canceling 30 percent of its international flights for a two-month period due to falling demand over the coronavirus crisis.The measure will mainly affect flights from South America to Europe and the United States between April 1 and May 30, the company said.Argentina’s government suspended international flights from the worst affected countries, without stipulating which ones, for 30 days and declared a year-long health emergency.Last Saturday, Argentina was the first Latin American country to announce a death and has had 31 cases.Six Central American states and the Dominican Republic agreed Thursday to formulate a regional contingency plan to complement national efforts to deal with the coronavirus. The region has more than 50 cases, most of them in Costa Rica and Panama. “Countries must prepare their health services, because there will not just be one or two cases,” PAHO epidemiologist Marcos Espinal told AFP.Though still low in terms of global figures, the number of cases in Latin America grew steadily to reach more than 250 in 15 countries, with three deaths.The latest came in Guyana, where a 52-year-old local woman died. She had tested positive shortly after arriving from the United States last week.Following Venezuela and Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru became the latest countries to suspend flights from Europe, where Italy’s death toll from the virus soared past 1,000. Football matches suspended Other measures announced by Duque included suspending prison visits and banning cruise ships landing at the popular ports of Cartagena and Santa Marta.PAHO said it was sending support missions to countries with the weakest health services — Haiti, Venezuela, Honduras and Paraguay. “But everyone has to do their part — governments, civil society, citizens — because it is a multisectoral effort,” Espinal told AFP.Worst hit of the stock markets was Sao Paulo which plunged almost 15 percent by the close. Argentina fell almost 10 percent with Colombia down more than nine percent, Santiago losing over six percent and Mexico 5.3 percent.The Mexican peso closed at 21.64 to the US dollar, its lowest level since January 2017.Sport hasn’t been spared with world football governing body FIFA calling off two rounds of South American qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup due to be played at the end of the month.Regional governing body CONMEBOL also suspended the next round of Copa Libertadores matches to be played next week.The Bahamas government said it had decided to withdraw from hosting the 50th General Assembly of the Organization of American States in June. Latin American states preparing for the onslaught of the new coronavirus on Thursday tightened restrictions on travel links to Europe as the region recorded its third death in the outbreak.Fears over the pandemic swept through Latin American markets, continuing a global rout that began in Asia early Thursday and forced the region’s biggest carrier to slash flights.The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned governments to get ready to cope with the pandemic.center_img ‘Health emergency’ As well as the travel restrictions, Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez announced the closure of school and university classes.”I am making an appeal to Bolivians for calm,” Anez told reporters.Mexico’s private Tecnologico de Monterrey, with 150,000 students and 30,000 staff in several states, said it would suspend classes next week and resume them online later in the month.Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said there were no confirmed cases in his crisis-worn country, but said large public gatherings and concerts were now prohibited.”We have to take gradually escalating measures,” he said after announcing the suspension of all flights from Europe for a month.Maduro also halted flights from neighboring Colombia, where President Ivan Duque declared a “health emergency” to help health services respond faster to the unfolding crisis.Socialist leader Maduro said Venezuela was considering closing its borders with Colombia and Brazil but called for “coordination” with the right-wing governments of Duque and Jair Bolsonaro, both of which have branded him a dictator.Maduro’s challenger for power, Juan Guaido, said the pandemic obliged him to reconsider calling his supporters into the streets — a tactic he has used in his so far unsuccessful bid that began last year to force Maduro from power.But he added in a Twitter video: “The fight for democracy is not suspended.”Brazil’s Bolsonaro, who has previously tried to downplay the virus outbreak, has been tested for the disease, his son Eduardo revealed on Thursday.Bolsonaro’s communications chief, Fabio Wajngarten, tested positive for COVID-19 after a trip to the United States last weekend.Duque also banned gatherings of more than 500 people in the country, which has nine confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease. 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SportsTraders teams up with PBS to launch TeamBets product

first_img PBS debuts Quantum platform with OPAP February 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles SportsTraders has teamed up with Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) as part of a strategic partnership which will see the duo distribute SportsTraders’ new betting product, TeamBets.The new product will be launched across PBS’ proprietary platform and will allow users to bet and trade on market trends rather than on individual events.Armin Sageder, CEO of PBS, commented: “We are very excited about the launch of TeamBets with SportsTraders. This is an incredible innovative product that will add a significant USP to the PBS digital offering.“New client acquisition tools especially for the FAN community are increasingly important going forward – and TeamBets is a major step into this new future. A great partnership and cooperation between both companies has made this new product a reality; that I am sure will add a new dimension to the way sports betting is being conducted from now on.”TeamBets will be presented in the form of a real-time seasonal graph for each team, while users will also gain access to a fixed return table at the beginning of each season.Real-time prices are determined via a proprietary pricing engine, which will utilise market data and a SportsTrader algorithm to calculate the team’s performance vs. market expectations.TeamBets currently offers 5 major soccer leagues (English, German, Spanish, Italian and Austrian) and will offer TeamBets for UEFA Euro 2020 teams. More soccer leagues are currently being developed for the 2020-2021 season.The duo have confirmed that future developments for the product will include the addition of more sports, as well as the option to bet against team performance, set personal risk and reward levels, as well as being able to place pre-match and in-play bets via the SportsTraders platform.Hemi Algranaty, CEO of SportsTraders, added: “The strong partnership we have with a global leader such as PBS gives us a huge boost and allows us to focus on developing our sports trading product suite. More soccer leagues, competitions and tournaments, other sports types and sports assets to trade on, as well as new, unique sports trading features are all part of our exciting pipeline.“With the support of PBS, the SportsTraders product suite can become a major new product vertical for the global sportsbetting world, and we’re delighted to be working with them.” Submit PBS launches virtual sports solution for SSBTs July 7, 2020 Russell Colvin joins FSB as retail lead June 9, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more